The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province awarded $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase new bikes for the girls, ages 12-17, on its Fargo campus.
Wellness and health are important to the healing of children at the Ranch. Most of them come to the Ranch having experienced serious trauma, and many have been abused or neglected. Many have not learned positive health and wellness habits at home. At the Ranch, they can participate in wellness activities as part of treatment, introducing them to healthy living habits that benefit them now and as they return home.
The gift from the School Sisters of Notre Dame will provide a bit of normalcy for the girls in Fargo, and give them the opportunity to create life-long memories.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and education center for children and their families. The Ranch helps the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where staff look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves. In addition to Residential Treatment Facilities in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, the Ranch provides Outpatient Psychiatric and Psychological Services, and Spiritual Life Programs. The Ranch’s on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame was founded in Germany in 1833. Their mission is to proclaim the good news, directing their entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. They work to transform the world through education with the belief that education extends beyond the classroom.